Negotiating and mediating 
Problem-solving Advice

Draw on a unique combination of mediation insight, international diplomatic experience and negotiating acumen. Reframe problems using professional mediation technique, then tackle them with skill and subtlety. Focus on practical, creative solutions. Look hard at the cost of losing – and the cost of winning

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Public speaking and presenting 
Presenter Coach Speechwriter

Giving speeches, writing speeches, delivering a PowerPoint talk, organising events, drafting press releases and working up media strategies. They are all one basic life-skill: conveying messages in a way that is memorable and convincing. You do this by combining structure with stories and signposts

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Speechwriting for Leaders: Starting a Speech

Getting back to working on my e-book, Speechwriting for Leaders. Some of this is fruity and unexpected and highly operational stuff, if I say so myself. How about the current chapter on e-heckling: Some events make a virtue of the interactivity provided by IT. Screens round the walls of the […]

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Telegraph Blogs and Twitter Abuse

Part of the charm of writing blog-pieces for national newspapers and being active on Twitter is that you attract all sorts of views. What if many of them are deliberately trollishly offensive? In principle there is nothing to be done about this if you believe in free media. Yet it […]

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Charles Crawford – Lateline

Here is my latest piece for Telegraph Blogs about Ukraine/Russia/MH17  that got picked up all over the place, and led to me appearing on Lateline (Australian TV) – the link to the recording of that interview and a transcript of it that they prepared is here: EMMA ALBERICI: Indeed. We’re looking […]

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Putin Sends a Message

Here is the Putin video I referred to in the last post. Thanks to the miracles of WordPress it is now so easy to embed videos that even I can do it… I am now using this clip in Negotiating or Speechwriting masterclasses as a unique and in a way supreme […]

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Ben Judah on Russia

Two terrific pieces by Ben Judah on Vladimir Putin and the Russia he is making. The first has achieved instant acclaim, a searching and meticulously researched account of a Day in The Life of the Russian President in his bullet-proof bubble. One powerful, perfectly turned paragraph after another: And now […]

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